Howto: Configure personal regional setting

By | June 24, 2009


When you are working in multi-sites environment you may sometimes confused with the timestamp given by the server. The timestamp (Created Date, Modified Date) is combination of several factors :

a. Server TimeZone   , is physical server timezone configuration.
b. Web Application TimeZone , is application level timezone configuration.
c. Site   , is subsite, web timezone configuration.

How would you make sure that you are working on correct timezone in SharePoint? This post will explain how to configure personal regional settings.

1. Click on Logon User menu, and select My Settings


2. On the User Information page, click on “My Regional Settings”


3. On Regional Settings page, uncheck “Always follow web settings” and configure your personal Time zone setting and click OK.


4.Sample of same page with different time zone configuration

   Original view.
   Website timezone : GMT+7
   Webserver timezone : GMT+8
   Client timezone        : GMT+8



   After configuring regional setting view.
   Website timezone : GMT+8
   Webserver timezone : GMT+8
   Client timezone        : GMT+8


So, don’t be fooled by website timezone configuration.

2 thoughts on “Howto: Configure personal regional setting

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  2. Colorado Techie

    What if the “My Regional Settings” link isn’t there? How do I enable personalized regional settings so my users can configure their own regional settings?


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